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Merry Christmas !

Chasewater Model Boat Club Would like to wish both our Current club members but that of all new prospective club members and followers of this Facebook site a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR. we hope you will have a great holiday, receive some great presents and have a good time. We all look forward to seeing you all again soon. 2018 Membership forms are now available and we are still one of the most competitively priced clubs and venues in the area, superb facilities, ample parking and a sizeable sailing area too. £20 club membership per year, plus insurance isnt going to break the bank !

For those of you who also "Fly", we also accept BMFA insurance cover too, saving you more money!

* The area of water you see in the top LEFT of both images is the water area that the Sailing Club kindly allow us to use, Plenty of safe space to allow many different types of R/C Boat to sail. we do also have a rescue boat too for the occasional incident  where your boat run in t…
Steve [CMBC Secretary] thank you for sorting the membership and your effort during the year keeping us all on track. I hope the guys return their forms quickly. Just a short report on the most memorable Christmas dinner held at The Turf Carvery last Tuesday. Firstly we had no Trophy`s to hand out, on trophy night, so that was deferred. Terry was thanked for sorting the arrangements and we all having pre paid our deposit settled the balance with him. The Turf had phoned to check that we were still going which we confirmed though there was no snow as its on the A5. After a long time and not many staff around we received the pre ordered starters which we all enjoyed. Then as no staff were about we cleared our own plates from the table. Eventually we were told the earlier shift had not cooked any meat and all we had was what was on show a bit of Pork and Gammon. Terry looked under pressure at this point and had his chat to the Management but in true British fashion we got on with it and a…

Christmas meal

Tuesday 12th December will be CMBC's Annual Club Christmas Meal.

For those members who have already booked of course, Sorry but seats and meals have already now been arranged [last month].
Toby Carvery, Watling Street, Cannock.  7pm for 7.30 meal.

MPBA fee's SAME AS 2017 !

So Adults £20

Senior Citizens £15

So CMBC Fee's for 2018 are £40 per adult    OR  £35 for Senior Citizen.

Where else in the Midlands Area can you get 12 months  Model Boat Sailing AND a Clubhouse with decent Ales for this fantastic price ?

New update to facebook page

I have now updated our clubs facebook page, to include a "Group forum page". I now provide this for all CMBC club members to freely use for all club items, be it sailing dates/updates, buys/sells, club meeting updates etc.
All you need to do is join facebook, then find our club page Chasewater Model Boat Club, click on the link to "join group" and i will add you, no problem.

I thought it may be an easier way to encourage club members communication, especially if setting up sailing meets, or if you were unable to attend, you can simply post to this page and then anyone viewing the page can see the update messages.

Hope it works, but need members to join it, saves on your phone bills !

Club update 16/11/17.

Apologies to the members of the club for wasting some of your time at our last regular meeting on Tuesday 14th.
Steve from the Sailing club was most apologetic saying that he was under the weather and simply forgot to open up.
Terry managed to get his deposits for the December meal and passed out pre order cards.
Note there will be a Club 500 race this Sunday 19th, 10 for 10.30 am start please. 3 races, all welcome more the merrier.

Sunday sailing update 7/11/17.

The last 2 Sundays have been blighted with, as you would expect now, Seasonally cold windy weather. The more hardy among us have wrapped up and turned up to enjoy our general chit chat, company, banter and sail a few boats. The Club 500`s will sail in almost any weather and the waves only add to the mayhem and laughs. I hear that there are a few new ones being built over the Winter ready for next years races. Two weeks ago we ended with not one boat running and had a great time. I got some much needed exercise rowing Tigger the recovery boat. last week we used the lagoon, Don with his fast Cat, Phil with Sea Commander, Ed with his Dragon Force, Paul and me with 500`s & Alan all enjoyed a cold but fun hour or so to blow the cobwebs out. Note** This Tuesday 14th is our last meeting this year prior to the Christmas meal, at The Turf, in place of our December meet.It would be nice to see as many members as possible in the Sailing Club house at 7-7.30 pm for a beer and chat. Please can …

Sunday Sailing 22/10/17. & twilight sail videos.

A few brave souls, Terry, Paul,Phil Piers and myself ventured to the pool this windy Sunday morning for the Club 500 race. The wind was whipping the waves into seemingly Atlantic rollers so we decided to cancel the race but we would sail the hardy 500`s anyway. It was quite exciting as they leaped out of the water bobbed and bombed about us barely in control at most times. As it was a cold wind we decided to empty the water out of the boats and have one last launch then the intention was to go home and have a warm. Terry launched first and we all stood watching as his boat sped off in big circles into the pool. It became obvious that he had no control as with a fully charged 4000 lipo it was going to run for at least 10 minutes and after tracking it by sight it was circling in the middle of the pool. We all split up Alan arrived and we walked over the Dam but could not see it as it would have drifted in that direction. After a while Terry phoned saying he had parked up at the Ski clu…

Club chairman update 2/10/17

Hi, fresh from our teams sound thrashing of local club Aldridge MBC, in the club  500 return, just a few dates for diaries. Sailing club Curry night 7th Oct, i`m on holiday so cant attend. Bonfire party November TBA. I expect it to be around the 5th at a guess! New Year party 31st Dec live band Johnny and the Speedo`s Our AGM 3rd Tuesday October 17th, come and see/ change what`s happening in 2018, time 7.00 for 7.30 prompt. Prior to that the 1st evening sail of the Autumn, open to any boat fitted with any light/s. Surprise us, more the merrier. Christmas Dinner, not to be missed!! Last year we had a good night, good food and company. Terry has kindly agreed to take numbers and generally sort it. It will be at the same venue as last year The Turf Carvery A5. (01543 373292). Second Tuesday in December instead of our regular December meet. Its 3 courses, the cost £13.99 per head Choice of starters, Cream of Tom soup, King prawn & Lobster cocktail, Honeydew Melon or Duck pate. Mains, T…

Club 500 interclub pt2....Aldridge rematch.

Brief note for the Blog Wet morning start for our return leg of the 500 race at Aldridge Sat 30th to retain our honour. We were welcomed by Brian & our hosts and the rain stopped. We had a briefing on the rules and demonstration of their loud speaker race starter and timer and prepared for the 1st race at 10.30 prompt. The teams were as follows, Brian took one for his team and kept score. Chase water  Aldridge + guests Terry             Leo Paul              Rod Phil               Sid Piers             Tony Tony             Mark Patrick         Roger The 5 races of 4 minute duration were all pretty fair, mostly clean and hotly contested. Our hosts provided free drinks during a 20 minute break after the 3 rd heat, thank you for that. The results CW   A Race 1        63    43 Race 2        55    37 Race 3        69    48 Race 4        59    42 Race 5        57    40 So great team effort and result by Chase water, thank you all, also ED and Simon for their support. We thanked our hos…

Chairmans notes 26/9/17.

Hi , Thank you to Steve and Andy, on behalf of the club, for your sterling work in promoting the Chase water MBC  at Huddlesford canal festival on Sunday and for the photos reminding us of classic cars from our youth and certain armoured vehicles. They set up and manned the stand which looked good hopefully spreading the name of CMBC and the good work of the RNLI. Well done Chaps. On the theme of festivals i took the good lady and friends to the Chase water Sailing club Beer festival on Saturday evening and it was splendid. Five real ales from the Beowulf brewery at Chase water, Big juggs for the women, of Cocktails, with Ukulele band, doing songs from many decades, providing great entertainment. Chaps you missed a good evening and chance to mingle with our hosts. Sunday 24th Sunny, warm but windy saw a few hard core members at the water Tony with fast patrol boat Phil with RAF tender and 500, Piers with a Zoom and poorly 500, Carl with fast proboat and 500 and Simon with his fast cat …

Huddlesford Heritage Canal gathering 24/9/17

This canal festival is held Bi Annually at Huddlesford, not far from Lichfield, Staff's. The site again was well packed with stalls, an event arena and a car show that surrounded the site on three sides and at points was 4 rows of cars deep. The local canal was packed too with some very well restored and preserved  barges and boats. CMBC had a stand there and it was well attended during the day, hardly a minute went by without somone either just looking, taking pictures of the boats or stopping to ask questions. So much so that I didnt get enough time to venture along the canal towpaths to take photo's of the boats, barely making a half tour of the main field site. One of the issues of only having 2 people on a stand im afraid, you are always kept too busy to get some free time.
So heres some pictures of the day.

Memo from Club Chairman.

Thank you to all the members who turned up to the Monthly meeting. Thanks to Andy for the news letter. Note AGM is now the  3rd Tuesday in October. I know Steve has already put it on blog but we have a few members who need a reminder, same time at Sailing club. Simon was welcomed into the club at the last meeting. Don`t forget to visit Huddlesford canal festival. I can only go Saturday 23rd so give Steve and Andy some support at YOUR stand on Sunday 24th, please, its a good family event. Ill be at Sailing club beer festival/cocktail event Saturday 23rd members and visitors welcome, lets give them some support chaps. Not many have emailed me that they intend to race against Aldridge Sat 30th  9.45-10am at Aldridge sailing club Stubbers Green. 1st race 10.30 prompt, Lipo`s ready as i hear that`s what they will use. Lets give them a sound beating on their home water. For all sailors, the jetty is back along with a bit of weed, unfortunately, so be warned. Good news Terry is on the mend …
The Sunday following our monthly meeting being deemed the official club 500 race, was eagerly awaited by the regulars. T`was a nice bright morning with a light breeze in our faces as is usual. Terry set out the slightly shortened but familiar M shaped course from the recovery boat with the expert guidance of Tony and me and the members, wiping sleep from their eyes, rolled up for the 1st race at 10.30. Carl, in his very nice new car arrived and sailed his Samurai and his fast pro boat. Paul having sent an absence note in from his wife was missing from the line up, hope you enjoyed her Birthday weekend away both of you. Vaughan also resting in Norfolk. Terry on the clock, Piers, Phil, Tony and I lined up in anticipation of the count down and Ed ready to do the scoring again. Off we went at a fair pace all round safely for the first lap then some boats seemingly  being drawn together mine ended up side down. The rest of the race proving quite clean apart from Terry trying his hardest t…

Barmouth RNLI Open day, Sunday 30th July.

Following on from my  continued communication with this Lifeboat Station, CMBC were invited to attend their Open Day at the Station.
Unfortunately, there were no takers of the offer from the club, so only Myself and Andy Benfield went over. We were allowed to set our display up at the top end of the ILB garage, but making sure that no walkways or access point were blocked, as yes, the station is still on call for emergencies throughout.
The station was packed with visitors all the day, we barely had time to sneak a drink. Even our club stand proved popular, especially as I finally got round to taking my Scale model of 12-26 Moira Barrie Mersey Lifeboat over for the day. The queue for the visit on board the full size  boat was down the stairs, and indeed they had over 400 people take a tour of the boat, as well as visit the shop next door and of course the ILB in the garage next door along with cake stalls!

Now for the best bit...Ive heard back from the station and after they have cou…